Care of Police Survivors

Light The Lakes 2024

The Light The Lakes event sees teams of police officers, staff, retired officers and police friends light up the famous Wainwright fells of Cumbria in memory of colleagues that have died.
raised of £20,000 target
Event: Light The Lakes 2024, from 21 June 2024 to 22 June 2024
Closes on 30/09/2024
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The father of Light the Lakes, retired PS Ian Davis, organised the first event on 28th April 2012, where some 594 Police Officers, colleagues and friends climbed Wainwright peaks in the Lake District to raise money to support the orphaned children of murdered Surrey DC Heather Cooper. The event raised in excess £30,000.

Since then Light the Lakes has become an established event in the climbers diary where Police Officers, colleagues and friends climb Wainwright peaks in the Lake District to raise money to support COPS (Care of Police Survivors) who relentlessly work to provide peer support and access to counselling services to help surviving family members rebuild their shattered lives. They have helped hundreds of police families devastated by the loss of a loved one who died on duty.

The Vision has always been to cover all 214 Wainwright fells to light a flare in honour of our fallen colleagues. The 2012 event was the foundation Ian Davis laid for Light the Lakes with the ambition of completing all 214 Wainwright Peaks. In May 2015, Ian announced he was stepping down from organising the main event and Vinny Wagjiani continued organising the event with a strong team, keeping the legacy going with his sight on getting all 214 Peaks covered.

Seeing the flares in the dark across the peaks was an incredibly special and moving experience.

Light the Lakes Website

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Care of Police Survivors

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COPS is a UK charity dedicated to helping the families of police officers and police staff who have lost their lives on duty to rebuild their lives. We aim to ensure that surviving family members have the help they need to cope with such tragedy and they remain part of the police family.

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